CNN — A federal judge in Texas ruled that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) the Obama-era program shielding certain undocumented immigrants from deportation is illegal on Friday. He also blocked new applicants.
The ruling made by Judge Andrew Hanen stops future applicants. This does not immediately cancel current permits for hundreds of thousands of people, however it does leave them in a legal in between, as reported by CNN.
DACA was created in 2012 to provide temporary reprieve to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. This group is often described...